VidTrans 03

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Conference Program

For 2003, VidTranS is offering some exciting new additions to our conference:

  • On Monday morning, we will be hosting a Keynote Panel discussion for Video Service Users. Four executives from large users of video services will be gathered together on stage, offering their viewpoints and responding to questions from the audience.
  • On Tuesday morning, we will be hosting a Keynote Panel discussion for Video Service Providers. Four executives from major video network suppliers will be gathered together on stage, offering their viewpoints and responding to questions from the audience.
  • Immediately preceding the conference, on Sunday afternoon, VidTranS will be offering a 4-hour course on the basic concepts of video and video signals*. The course will look at the historic, as well as conceptual, development of video as a medium for storage and transport of visual information.
This year, VidTranS will offer seventeen outstanding individual presentations, including:
  • Television Services over IP over ADSL - System aspects and experimental results
  • Why would Broadcasters Transport their Professional video over IP?
  • Hype vs. Reality - Perspectives on Network Capacity, Growth, and Utilization
  • Video Compression Choices for IP delivery
  • ATM Tutorial
  • The Impact of Store and Forward Technology on Video Service Providers
  • Processing Signals in the MPEG Domain
  • What's the Story Behind MPEG-4?
  • Transporting Compressed HD signals - The Physical Layer
The following key companies in the video transport business have already confirmed their participation in VidTranS, including:

Artel PixCells
Ascent Media Pixelmetrix
Bell Canada SBC
C-Cor Tandberg
Cypress Semiconductor Thomson
Evertz Verizon
Fox Broadcasting VideoTele.com
Leitch Video Products Group
Network Electronics  

* Sunday Video Course requires payment of course fee ($200).


Sunday, February 23, 2003


1:00 - 9:00 PM Registration
2:00 - 6:00 PM Basic Video Concepts Course
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcoming Reception & Exhibit Preview

Monday, February 24, 2003


7:30
Continental Breakfast
8:00 Call to Order & Announcements
Introduction of VSF board, officers, members & VidTranS exhibitors
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
8:05
Welcome
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
8:10
Session A1
Keynote Panel: Video Service Users
Gavin Schutz, Ascent Media
Bruce Cowan, CHUM Television
Richard Friedel, Fox Broadcasting
Paul Atwell, Paxson Communications
Rich Wolf, ABC Broadcast Operations and Engineering
9:40
Break
9:50 Session A2
Video Transport over WDM and SONET - Using GFP and Virtual Concatenation
Gopal Garg, Cypress Semicondutor
10:25   Session A3
What's the Story Behind MPEG-4?
Chuck Van Dusen, VideoTele.com
12:00
Luncheon Served
1:15 Session B1
Video Compression Choices for IP Delivery
Charles Cartwright, Tandberg Television
1:50   Session B2
Why Would Broadcasters Transport their Professional Video over IP?
MJ Drouin, D Consulting
2:25 Session B3
Transporting Compressed HD Signals - The Physical Layer
John Trimper, Artel Video Systems
3:00 Break
3:10
Session B4
Future Directions for Turner Broadcasting's Video Network
Jeff McElreath, Turner Broadcasting System
3:45
Session B5
Video Network Topologies
Greg Davey, Bell Canada
4:20   Announcements & Next Day Review
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
4:30
Refreshments

Tuesday, February 25, 2003


7:30
Continental Breakfast
8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
8:05
Session C1
Keynote Panel: Video Service Providers
Angela Frost, AT&T
Juan Manuel Ramos-Gurrion, Bell Canada
Paul Dujardin, Genesis Networks
Jan Icyda, Verizon
Steve Storozum, Level 3 Communications
9:35
Break
9:45   Session C2
Video: By Broadcast or by IP?
James O. Farmer, Wave7 Optics
10:20 Session C3
Television Services over IP over ADSL - System Aspects and Experimental Results
Jean Chatel, THOMSON - Nextream
12:00
Luncheon Served
1:15   Session D1
But it's My Network! - The Pitfalls of Sharing with Others
Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix
2:00
Session D2
Building Broadcast Quality Fiber Optic Networks
Ronny Sletteng, Network Electronics
2:45   Break
2:55
Session D3
Telecom Carriers Go Head-to-Head with Cable Companies
Amir Geva, Optibase
3:30
Session D4
Midwest's First Live to Air HDTV Remote - Thanksgiving Day, 2002 - Detroit
Wallace Murray, SBC/Midwest
4:05
Announcements & Next Day Review
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
4:30
Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, February 26, 2003


7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:25   Call to Order & Announcements
Steve Storozum, President, Video Services Forum
8:30 Session E1
Hype vs. Reality - Perspectives on Network Capacity, Growth and Utilization
Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting
9:05
Session E2
Results and Measurements for IP Video Transport on Today's Networks
Bart Schade & Luann Linnebur, Path 1
9:40 Break
9:50 Session E3
Processing Signals in the MPEG Domain
Stan Moote, Leitch, Inc.
10:25
Session E4
ATM Tutorial
Pierre Costa, SBC/TRI
11:10
Conference Adjournment


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